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Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership - Strategy Development Manager (Fixed-term)

Key information

Salary: Starting salary from £40,792 - £48,677 per annum, with further progression opportunities to £53,174

Date advertised: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Closing date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - midnight

Please quote reference: OVC28

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

These two posts are seconded to Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is a partnership between Dorset’s businesses and local authorities, determining local economic priorities for the region. Its fundamental objective is to facilitate improved productivity of businesses in Dorset by encouraging a strongly performing and sustainable economy, through boosting higher paid, better skilled jobs and supporting the delivery of the enabling infrastructure and housing. 

Dorset LEP is recruiting for two new roles to drive strategy development within the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. You will play a critical role in the development of the Dorset Local Industrial Strategy.   You will ensure that the strong reputation for which Dorset LEP is known is maintained and further enhanced, ensuring that the collaborative nature of Dorset LEP is always placed centre stage.

In addition to experience in strategy development and partnership working, you will be an experienced senior manager with proven leadership abilities and an ability to manage and influence a diverse range of stakeholders. You will also have excellent communication skills, analytical capabilities, strong political judgement and enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

These posts are available on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2020.

To learn more about these exciting opportunities, please contact Lorna Carver, Director of Dorset LEP on 01202 965072 or email

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.